NBA players approve plan to start season on Dec. 22

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    In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a security guard wearing a face mask stands near a
    basketball arena inside three NBA bubble at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The NBA had teams in the bubble for three months. The NHL playoff bubble lasted
    65 days from the time teams arrived in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, until Tampa Bay won
    the Stanley Cup. Officials from both leagues beamed that mask, distancing and other protocols
    were still being followed strictly on the final day.

    The National Basketball Players Association voted Thursday to support the notion of starting this coming season on Dec. 22, the date that the league has been targeting in its talks about how and when to get teams back on the floor for a planned 72-game season.

    The vote, conducted by the NBPA’s board — which has a player rep from each team, entrusted to speak on behalf of his teammates — is just another part of a lengthy process. Among the primary matters still to be determined: how much escrow will be taken from player salaries because of the shorter-than-usual season, and how the league and the players will navigate testing and other health and safety issues amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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